Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)
The purpose of the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program funds address the unique planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high-threat, high-density urban areas, and assists them in building an enhanced and sustainable capacity to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism. This program is not currently funded in Columbus.
Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) Law Enforcement Set Aside
The purpose of the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) is designed to enhance the capacity of state and local jurisdictions to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from incidents of terrorism involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive (CBRNE) weapons and cyber attacks.
The following application process may be used for the request of funding through the State Homeland Security Grant Program specifically for the State Homeland Security Grant - Law Enforcement set aside. Applicants are required to submit the requested information for a project to the Franklin County Office of Homeland Security and Regional Communications. Project applications can be submitted via email or US mail. Questions in reference to guidance or application may also be directed to this office.
Funding expenses under $50,000 need to be submitted with 3 quotes. Solicitation for the quotes must not contain a brand name in the request. Any requests for quotes containing a brand name will be denied and sent back for new quotes.
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Funding expenses over $50,000 need complete specifications for items to be sent out for competitive bid. Specifications must not be for brand specific items of any kind
. Please contact our office for clarification as needed.
Solicitation for all quotes & bids also need to be submitted with the procurement package or the purchase will not be approved.
Franklin County Office of Homeland Security and Regional Communications
80 E. Fulton 4th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Regional Program Guidance and Application Package
Homeland Security Grant Program – Law Enforcement Region 4 request for funding requirements
Upon requesting funding from Homeland Security Regional Law Enforcement funds, the request must include:
(planning, training, equipment, exercise, etc.)
To include: explanation of how the project ties to a State Investment Priority and corresponding milestone (see below), how will this project strengthen identified capabilities beyond what exists within the jurisdiction, how does this project expand regional capabilities, Explanation on how the project has a direct nexus to terrorism, and any other information necessary to move the project forward for approval.
|Investment One: Information Sharing and Intelligence Fusion:|
Strengthen information sharing, collection, fusion, and analysis statewide by integrating existing electronic information sharing systems and providing for realtime submission of suspicious activity reports to regional terrorism early warning groups, regional fusion centers, and the Strategic Analysis Information Center (SAIC).
Develop a multi-disciplined Statewide Intelligence Liaison Officer (ILO) Program to share information and intelligence horizontally and vertically. Provide continuing education for ILOs and train and deploy multidisciplinary ILOs in every county.
Develop statewide early identification capabilities that enable law enforcement officers and other criminal justice stakeholders to detect threats at the earliest possible stage. Deploy early identification equipment (biometric identification equipment, license plate readers, etc.) and mobile data equipment to LE agencies and other criminal justice entities.
Conduct project planning and training for coordination of programs and sustainability of projects. Regional Law Enforcement Advisory Groups will hold planning summits to ensure the continued development, interoperability, & sustainability of programs.
|Investment Five: CBRNE Detection:|
Build statewide risk-based CBRNE detection capabilities.
Please note that all equipment purchased under this priority must receive prior approval from the appropriate TAC (or comparable subject matter experts) and must demonstrate a nexus to intelligence and information sharing (e.g. Bomb Squad members being trained as ILOs, etc.).
|Investment Six: Countering Violent Extremism:|
Provide training to law enforcement officers on countering violent extremism.
Funding expenses under $50,000 need to be submitted with 3 quotes. Funding expenses over $50,000 need complete specifications for items to be sent out for competitive bid. Specifications must not be for brand specific items of any kind. Please contact our office for clarification as needed. Solicitation for all quotes & bids also need to be submitted with the procurement package or the purchase will not be approved.